Category Archives: security

Spectre-Meltdown mitigation update

This update comes to us courtesy of tmb, our kernel magician: Since we released 4.14.18 yesterday, we now are in pretty good shape with the mitigations, especially on x86_64. We now have bits in place for Spectre v1, v2 and Meltdown. … Continue reading

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Fosdem 2018 – and a very little roundup

Before we get to FOSDEM, an important update came through in the last few hours – this follows tmb’s explanation from the last roundup: MGASA-2018-0125 – Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities Publication date: 11 Feb 2018 URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2018-0125.html Type: security … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 2018 – Week 5

The flood of updates has slowed a little this week: sox (Mga 5, 6); java-1.8.0-openjdk (Mga 5,6); rsyncMga 5,6; gdk-pixbuf2.0 (Mga5) – as always, check Mageia Advisories for details. Along with the 409 updates that have gone into Cauldron, there’s … Continue reading

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Weekly roundup 2017 – week 14

Infrastructure So sadly the big news this week is the outage of two of our servers for needed upgrades. The status of the services that are down can be read here. Our sysadmins have been hard at work, already pushing … Continue reading

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Web services shut down preventively

Our sysadmins decided to preventively shut down most of our web services which were still running on end-of-life Mageia versions, as their potential vulnerability to remote attacks was publicised in third party communities. The migration of those services to Mageia 5 servers … Continue reading

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